The Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll

2010 Index of Winners

219 West

612 W. Sixth, 512/474-2194
www.219west.com

Winner: Readers Happy Hour/Free or Cheap Deal

Runner-up: Readers Appetizer

More about 219 West in our Restaurant Guide

24 Diner

600 N. Lamar, 512/472-5400
www.24diner.com

Winner: Critics Best Milkshake

Honorable mention: Readers American

Honorable mention: Readers American Breakfast

Honorable mention: Readers New Restaurant

More about 24 Diner in our Restaurant Guide

Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

www.austinchronicle.com/hot-sauce-festival

Winner: Readers Food Event

More about Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival in our Restaurant Guide

Alborz Persian Cuisine

3300 W. Anderson #300, 512/420-2222
www.alborzpersiancuisine.com

Winner: Readers Middle Eastern

More about Alborz Persian Cuisine in our Restaurant Guide

Amy's Ice Creams

various locations
www.amysicecreams.com

Winner: Readers Ice Cream

More about Amy's Ice Creams in our Restaurant Guide

Anderson's Coffee Co.

1601 W. 38th, 512/453-1533
www.andersonscoffee.com

Honorable mention: Readers Coffee

More about Anderson's Coffee Co. in our Restaurant Guide

Antonelli's Cheese Shop

4220 Duval St., 512/531-9610
www.antonellischeese.com

Runner-up: Readers Other Restaurant Worth Noting

More about Antonelli's Cheese Shop in our Restaurant Guide

Aquarelle

Winner: Critics Summeriest Happy Hour Snack

Runner-up: Readers French

More about Aquarelle in our Restaurant Guide

Asia Cafe

8650 Spicewood Springs Rd. #115, 512/331-5788
www.asiamarketaustin.com/restaurantHome.html

Winner: Critics Best Spicy Fish

Winner: Critics The Chinese Dish I Never Thought I’d Like

Honorable mention: Readers Chinese

More about Asia Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Aster's Ethiopian Restaurant

2804 N I-35, 512/469-5966
www.astersethiopian.com

Winner: Readers Other Ethnic

More about Aster's Ethiopian Restaurant in our Restaurant Guide

Asti

408-C E. 43rd, 512/451-1218
www.astiaustin.com

Winner: Critics Most Satisfying Bowl of Polenta

Winner: Readers Favorites (24)

Runner-up: Readers Italian

More about Asti in our Restaurant Guide

Athenian Bar & Grill

600 Congress, 512/474-7775
www.athenianbargrill.com

Runner-up: Readers Other Ethnic

Honorable mention: Readers Middle Eastern

More about Athenian Bar & Grill in our Restaurant Guide

Austin Java

various locations
www.austinjava.com

Runner-up: Readers Coffee

More about Austin Java in our Restaurant Guide

Austin Land & Cattle Company

1205 N. Lamar, 512/472-1813
alcsteaks.com/

Runner-up: Readers Steak

More about Austin Land & Cattle Company in our Restaurant Guide

Austin Scoops

9500 Escarpment, 512/535-4489
www.austinscoops.com

Runner-up: Readers Ice Cream

More about Austin Scoops in our Restaurant Guide

Austin's Pizza

various locations
www.austinspizza.com

Winner: Readers Delivery

Runner-up: Readers Pizza

Honorable mention: Readers Takeout

More about Austin's Pizza in our Restaurant Guide

Baby Greens

CLOSED

Runner-up: Readers Place We Wish Were Still Open

More about Baby Greens in our Restaurant Guide

Baker St. Pub & Grill

3003 S. Lamar, 512/691-9140
www.bakerstreetpub.com

Honorable mention: Readers Place We Wish Were Still Open

More about Baker St. Pub & Grill in our Restaurant Guide

Bartlett's

2408 W. Anderson, 512/451-7333
www.bartlettsaustin.com

Runner-up: Readers Salad/Dressing

More about Bartlett's in our Restaurant Guide

Baskin-Robbins

various locations
www.baskinrobbins.com

Honorable mention: Readers Ice Cream

More about Baskin-Robbins in our Restaurant Guide

Beets Living Foods Cafe

1611 W. Fifth #165, 512/477-2338
www.beetscafe.com

Winner: Critics Best Argument So Far for Living Foods

More about Beets Living Foods Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Bistrot Mirabelle

CLOSED

Runner-up: Readers Wine List

Honorable mention: Readers Salad/Dressing

More about Bistrot Mirabelle in our Restaurant Guide

Black Sheep Lodge

2108 S. Lamar, 512/707-2744
www.blacksheeplodge.com

Runner-up: Readers Pub Grub

Honorable mention: Readers Hamburger

More about Black Sheep Lodge in our Restaurant Guide

Black's Barbecue

215 N. Main St., Lockhart
www.buyblacksbbq.com/

Honorable mention: Readers Restaurant Within 60 Miles

More about Black's Barbecue in our Restaurant Guide

Blue Bell Ice Cream

9427 Middle Fiskville, 512/836-3690

Honorable mention: Readers Ice Cream

More about Blue Bell Ice Cream in our Restaurant Guide

Blue Dahlia Bistro

1115 E. 11th, 512/542-9542
3663 Bee Cave Rd., 512/306-1668
www.bluedahliabistro.com

Honorable mention: Readers French

More about Blue Dahlia Bistro in our Restaurant Guide

Bombay Bistro

10710 Research #126, 512/342-2252
10710 Research Blvd. #126, 512/342-2252
4200 S. Lamar, 512/462-7227
www.bombay-bistro.com

Honorable mention: Readers Indian

More about Bombay Bistro in our Restaurant Guide

Bombay Express

13000 N. I-35, Bldg. 12 #216, 512/491-5055
www.bombayexpressaustin.com

Winner: Critics Favorite Indian Street Food

More about Bombay Express in our Restaurant Guide

Brick Oven Restaurant

various locations
www.brickovenrestaurant.com

Honorable mention: Readers Pizza

More about Brick Oven Restaurant in our Restaurant Guide

Broken Spoke

3201 S. Lamar, 512/442-6189
www.brokenspokeaustintx.com

Honorable mention: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak

More about Broken Spoke in our Restaurant Guide

Buffet Palace

4608 West Gate Blvd., 512/892-1800
www.buffetpalace.com

Winner: Readers Buffet (TIE)

More about Buffet Palace in our Restaurant Guide

Café Este

More about Café Este in our Restaurant Guide

Cafe Mundi

CLOSED

Runner-up: Readers Place We Wish Were Still Open

More about Cafe Mundi in our Restaurant Guide

Cannoli Joe's

4715 Hwy. 290 W., 512/892-4444
www.cannolijoes.com

Honorable mention: Readers Buffet

More about Cannoli Joe's in our Restaurant Guide

Casa Colombia

1614 E. Seventh, 512/495-9425
www.casa-colombia.com

Runner-up: Readers Central/South American

More about Casa Colombia in our Restaurant Guide

Casa de Luz

1701 Toomey, 512/476-2535
www.casadeluz.org

Runner-up: Readers Vegetarian Natural

Honorable mention: Readers Vegetables

Honorable mention: Readers Vegetarian Dish

More about Casa de Luz in our Restaurant Guide

Casino el Camino

517 E. Sixth, 512/469-9330
www.casinoelcamino.net

Runner-up: Readers Hamburger

More about Casino el Camino in our Restaurant Guide

Central Market

4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1000
4477 S. Lamar, 512/899-4300
www.centralmarket.com

Winner: Readers Bread (TIE)

Winner: Readers Grocery

Runner-up: Readers Place to Take Kids

Runner-up: Readers Soup

Honorable mention: Readers Bagels

Honorable mention: Readers Gelato

More about Central Market in our Restaurant Guide

Changos Taqueria

3023 Guadalupe, 512/480-8226
www.changos.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (26)

Runner-up: Readers Taqueria

Honorable mention: Readers Taco

More about Changos Taqueria in our Restaurant Guide

Cheer Up Charlie's

900 Red River, 512/431-2133
www.cheerupcharlies.com

Runner-up: Readers Local Chocolate

More about Cheer Up Charlie's in our Restaurant Guide

Chef Showdown

Honorable mention: Readers Food Event

More about Chef Showdown in our Restaurant Guide

Chen's Noodle House

8650 Spicewood Springs Rd. #127, 512/336-8888

Winner: Critics Best (and Only) Hand-Shaved Noodles

More about Chen's Noodle House in our Restaurant Guide

Chez Nous

510 Neches, 512/473-2413
www.cheznousaustin.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (29)

Winner: Readers French (TIE)

Honorable mention: Readers Romantic

More about Chez Nous in our Restaurant Guide

Chez Zee

5406 Balcones, 512/454-2666
www.chezzee.com

Winner: Readers Desserts

Runner-up: Readers Sunday Brunch

Honorable mention: Readers French

More about Chez Zee in our Restaurant Guide

China Star

6134 E. Hwy. 290, 512/706-4545
www.chinasstaraustin.com

Honorable mention: Readers Buffet

More about China Star in our Restaurant Guide

Chinatown

3407 Greystone, 512/343-9307
www.chinatown-mopac.com

Winner: Readers Chinese

Runner-up: Readers Dim Sum

More about Chinatown in our Restaurant Guide

Chuy's

various locations
www.chuys.com

Winner: Readers Chile-Pepper Dish

Winner: Readers Chips and Hot Sauce

Winner: Readers Enchiladas

Winner: Readers Favorites (8)

Winner: Readers Tex-Mex

Honorable mention: Readers Takeout

More about Chuy's in our Restaurant Guide

Cisco's

1511 E. Sixth, 512/478-2420

Honorable mention: Readers Mexican Breakfast

More about Cisco's in our Restaurant Guide

CoCo's Cafe

8557 Research #118, 512/833-6588
1910 Guadalupe, 512/236-9398
www.cocos-cafe.com

Winner: Readers Other Asian

Winner: Readers Takeout

Winner: Readers Tofu Dish

Runner-up: Readers Chicken Dish

Runner-up: Readers Fast Food

Runner-up: Readers Soup

Honorable mention: Readers Other Ethnic

Honorable mention: Readers Vegetarian Dish

More about CoCo's Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Costa del Sol

7901 Cameron #4, 512/832-5331

Winner: Critics Lightest Tamal

More about Costa del Sol in our Restaurant Guide

Counter Cafe

626 N. Lamar, 512/708-8800
www.thecountercafe.com

Honorable mention: Readers American Breakfast

Honorable mention: Readers Hamburger

More about Counter Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Counter Culture

2337 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/524-1540
www.countercultureaustin.com

Honorable mention: Readers Street Food

Honorable mention: Readers Vegetarian Natural

More about Counter Culture in our Restaurant Guide

County Line

6500 Bee Caves Rd., 512/327-1742
5204 FM 2222, 512/346-3664
www.countyline.com

Runner-up: Readers Barbecue

More about County Line in our Restaurant Guide

Crawfish Shack & Oyster Bar

2013 Wells Branch Pkwy. #106, 512/252-7556
www.crawfishshacktx.com/index.htm

Honorable mention: Readers Cajun/Creole

More about Crawfish Shack & Oyster Bar in our Restaurant Guide

Crown & Anchor Pub

2911 San Jacinto, 512/322-9168
www.myspace.com/crownandanchorpub

Honorable mention: Readers Pub Grub

More about Crown & Anchor Pub in our Restaurant Guide

Cru Food & Wine Bar

238 W. Second, 512/472-9463
www.cruawinebar.com

Honorable mention: Readers Wine List

More about Cru Food & Wine Bar in our Restaurant Guide

Curra's Grill

614 E. Oltorf, 512/444-0012
www.currasgrill.com

Honorable mention: Readers Mexican (Not Tex-Mex)

More about Curra's Grill in our Restaurant Guide

Cypress Grill

4404-L W. William Cannon, 512/358-7474
www.cypressgrill.net

Winner: Readers Favorites (20)

Runner-up: Readers Cajun/Creole

More about Cypress Grill in our Restaurant Guide

Dan's Hamburgers

various locations

Runner-up: Readers Hamburger

More about Dan's Hamburgers in our Restaurant Guide

Dimassi's Mediterranean Buffet

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Best Way to Silence the Unctuous Lambs

More about Dimassi's Mediterranean Buffet in our Restaurant Guide

Din Ho Chinese BBQ

8557 Research #116, 512/832-8788
www.dinhochinesebbq.com

Runner-up: Readers Chinese

More about Din Ho Chinese BBQ in our Restaurant Guide

Dog Almighty

3005 S. Lamar, 512/912-1105
www.dogalmightyhotdog.com

Runner-up: Readers Hot Dog

More about Dog Almighty in our Restaurant Guide

Dolce Vita

4222 Duval St., 512/323-2686
www.dolcevitaaustin.com

Honorable mention: Readers Gelato

More about Dolce Vita in our Restaurant Guide

Draught House Pub & Brewery

4112 Medical Pkwy., 512/452-6258
www.draughthouse.com

Honorable mention: Readers Beer Selection

Honorable mention: Readers Patio/Biergarten

More about Draught House Pub & Brewery in our Restaurant Guide

East Side Pies

1401-B Rosewood, 512/524-0933
5312-G Airport, 512/454-7437
www.eastsidepies.com

Honorable mention: Readers Delivery

Honorable mention: Readers Pizza

More about East Side Pies in our Restaurant Guide

East Side Show Room

1100 E. Sixth, 512/467-4280
www.eastsideshowroom.com

Winner: Critics Best Place to be Seen

More about East Side Show Room in our Restaurant Guide

Eastside Cafe

2113 Manor Rd., 512/476-5858
www.eastsidecafeaustin.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (16)

Winner: Readers Vegetables (TIE)

More about Eastside Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Eastside Showroom

1100 E. Sixth, 512/467-4280
www.eastsideshowroom.com

Honorable mention: Readers Decor

More about Eastside Showroom in our Restaurant Guide

Eat Out In

www.eatoutin.com

Runner-up: Readers Delivery

More about Eat Out In in our Restaurant Guide

Eddie V's Edgewater Grille

301 E. Fifth, 512/472-1860
www.eddiev.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (3)

Winner: Readers Seafood Dish

Winner: Readers Steak

More about Eddie V's Edgewater Grille in our Restaurant Guide

Einstein Bros. Bagels

various locations
www.einsteinbros.com

Winner: Readers Bagels

More about Einstein Bros. Bagels in our Restaurant Guide

El Arbol

3411 Glenview, 512/323-5177
www.elarbolrestaurant.com

Runner-up: Readers Central/South American

Runner-up: Readers New Restaurant

Honorable mention: Readers Decor

Honorable mention: Readers Other Restaurant Worth Noting

Honorable mention: Readers Patio/Biergarten

Honorable mention: Readers Steak

More about El Arbol in our Restaurant Guide

El Chile Cafe y Cantina

1816 S. First, 512/457-9900
1809 Manor Rd., 512/457-9900
www.elchilecafe.com

Runner-up: Readers Chile-Pepper Dish

Runner-up: Readers Chips and Hot Sauce

More about El Chile Cafe y Cantina in our Restaurant Guide

El Chilito Tacos y Cafe

2219 Manor Rd., 512/382-3797
www.elchilito.com

Honorable mention: Readers Taco

More about El Chilito Tacos y Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

El Naranjo

85 Rainey, 512/474-2776
www.elnaranjo-restaurant.com

Winner: Critics Best New Regional Mexican Food (Trailer)

More about El Naranjo in our Restaurant Guide

Elsi's Restaurant

6601 Burnet Rd. #300, 512/454-0747
www.elsisrestaurant.com

Honorable mention: Readers Central/South American

More about Elsi's Restaurant in our Restaurant Guide

Enchiladas y Mas

1911 W. Anderson, 512/467-7100
www.enchiladasymas.com

Runner-up: Readers Enchiladas

More about Enchiladas y Mas in our Restaurant Guide

Enoteca Vespaio

1610 S. Congress, 512/441-7672
www.austinvespaio.com/enoteca/enoteca.html

Honorable mention: Readers French Fries

More about Enoteca Vespaio in our Restaurant Guide

European Bistro

111 E. Main St., Pflugerville, 512/835-1919
www.european-bistro.com

Winner: Critics Best Schnitzel

More about European Bistro in our Restaurant Guide

Evangeline Cafe

8106 Brodie, 512/282-2586
www.evangelinecafe.com

Winner: Readers Cajun/Creole

More about Evangeline Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Evita's Botanitas

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Restaurant I’ll Miss the Most

More about Evita's Botanitas in our Restaurant Guide

Fabi + Rosi

509 Hearn, 512/236-0642
www.fabiandrosi.com

Honorable mention: Readers Chef

Honorable mention: Readers New Restaurant

Honorable mention: Readers Other Ethnic

More about Fabi + Rosi in our Restaurant Guide

Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant

More about Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant in our Restaurant Guide

Fiesta

3909 N. I-35, 512/406-3900
5510 S. I-35, 512/373-7800
www.fiestamart.com

Winner: Readers Ethnic Market

More about Fiesta in our Restaurant Guide

Fino Restaurant Patio & Bar

2905 San Gabriel, 512/474-2905
www.finoaustin.com

Winner: Readers Appetizer (TIE)

Winner: Readers Favorites (13)

Honorable mention: Readers Mixologist

Honorable mention: Readers Service/Waitstaff

More about Fino Restaurant Patio & Bar in our Restaurant Guide

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

3208-B Guadalupe, 512/452-4300
www.fiveguys.com

Honorable mention: Readers French Fries

Honorable mention: Readers Hamburger

More about Five Guys Burgers and Fries in our Restaurant Guide

Flying Falafel & Po-boys

2001 Guadalupe Ste. A-1, 512/494-1400
www.flyingfalafelaustin.com

Winner: Critics Best Eastern Mediterranean Dessert

Winner: Critics Fried Chicken Worth Pulling Out of Traffic to Eat

More about Flying Falafel & Po-boys in our Restaurant Guide

Flying Saucer

815 W. 47th, 512/454-8200
www.beerknurd.com

Winner: Readers Patio/Biergarten

Runner-up: Readers Beer Selection

Honorable mention: Readers Pub Grub

More about Flying Saucer in our Restaurant Guide

Fonda San Miguel

2330 W. North Loop, 512/459-4121
www.fondasanmiguel.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (22)

Winner: Readers Mexican (Not Tex-Mex)

Runner-up: Readers Sunday Brunch

Honorable mention: Readers Chile-Pepper Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Decor

Honorable mention: Readers Place to Take Parents

More about Fonda San Miguel in our Restaurant Guide

FoodHeads

616 W. 34th, 512/420-8400
www.foodheads.com

Runner-up: Readers Sandwich

More about FoodHeads in our Restaurant Guide

Fortune Chinese Seafood Restaurant

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Dim Sum

More about Fortune Chinese Seafood Restaurant in our Restaurant Guide

Frank

407 Colorado, 512/494-6916
www.hotdogscoldbeer.com

Winner: Critics Best Place for Your Bacon Fix

Winner: Readers Favorites (23)

Winner: Readers Hot Dog

Honorable mention: Readers New Restaurant

More about Frank in our Restaurant Guide

Freddie's Place

1703 S. First, 512/445-9197
www.freddiesplaceaustin.com

Runner-up: Readers Place to Take Kids

More about Freddie's Place in our Restaurant Guide

Fricano's Deli

2405 Nueces, 512/482-3322
www.fricanosdeli.com

Winner: Critics Best Place to Build Your Own Sandwich

Honorable mention: Readers Sandwich

More about Fricano's Deli in our Restaurant Guide

Galaxy Cafe

1000 West Lynn, 512/478-3434
9911 Brodie #750, 512/233-6000
4701 N. Lamar, 512/323-9494
www.galaxycafeaustin.com

Honorable mention: Readers American Breakfast

More about Galaxy Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Garrido's CLOSED

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Best Chilaquiles

More about Garrido's CLOSED in our Restaurant Guide

Get Sum Dim Sum

CLOSED

Winner: Readers Dim Sum

More about Get Sum Dim Sum in our Restaurant Guide

Gibson Guitar Showroom

3601 S. Congress Ste. G-400, Penn Field

Winner: Critics Only-in-Austin Burger

More about Gibson Guitar Showroom in our Restaurant Guide

Gloria's Restaurant

3309 Esperanza Crossing #100, 512/833-6400
www.gloriasrestaurants.com

Honorable mention: Readers Central/South American

More about Gloria's Restaurant in our Restaurant Guide

Gourdough's

209 W. Fifth, 512/912-9070
1503 S. First, 512/707-1050
www.gourdoughs.com

Winner: Critics Best Use of Sugar and Spice

More about Gourdough's in our Restaurant Guide

Green Pastures Restaurant

811 W. Live Oak, 512/444-4747
www.greenpasturesrestaurant.com

Honorable mention: Readers Sunday Brunch

More about Green Pastures Restaurant in our Restaurant Guide

Gumbo's of Round Rock

901 Round Rock Ave., Round Rock, 512/671-7925
www.gumbosroundrock.com

Runner-up: Readers Cajun/Creole

More about Gumbo's of Round Rock in our Restaurant Guide

Güero's Taco Bar

More about Güero's Taco Bar in our Restaurant Guide

H-E-B

1000 E. 41st., 512/459-6513

Runner-up: Readers Grocery

More about H-E-B in our Restaurant Guide

Habana Restaurant

2728 S. Congress, 512/443-4253
www.habana.com

Honorable mention: Readers Central/South American

More about Habana Restaurant in our Restaurant Guide

Hai Ky

1931-B E. Oltorf, 512/693-2464
www.haikyonline.com

Runner-up: Readers Bowl of Pho

Honorable mention: Readers Vietnamese

More about Hai Ky in our Restaurant Guide

Hat Creek Burger Company

5400 Burnet Rd., 512/452-2025
www.hatcreekburgers.com

Winner: Critics Best Recycling of an Arby’s Sign

More about Hat Creek Burger Company in our Restaurant Guide

Hill's Cafe

4700 S. Congress, 512/851-9300
www.hillscafe.com

Honorable mention: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak

More about Hill's Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Ho Ho Chinese B.B.Q.

13000 N. I-35, Bldg. 6, 512/339-9088
www.hohochinesebbq.com

Winner: Critics Most Succulent Chinese BBQ Roasted Meats

More about Ho Ho Chinese B.B.Q. in our Restaurant Guide

Home Slice Pizza

1415 S. Congress, 512/444-7437
1421 S. Congress, 512/444-7437
www.homeslice.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (11)

Winner: Readers Pizza

More about Home Slice Pizza in our Restaurant Guide

Hoover's Cooking

2002 Manor Rd., 512/479-5006
www.hooverscooking.com

Winner: Readers Comfort Food

Runner-up: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak

Honorable mention: Readers American

Honorable mention: Readers Vegetables

More about Hoover's Cooking in our Restaurant Guide

House Pizzeria

5111 Airport, 512/600-4999
www.housepizzeria.com

Honorable mention: Readers Pizza

More about House Pizzeria in our Restaurant Guide

Hudson's on the Bend

3509 RR 620 N., 512/266-1369
www.hudsonsonthebend.com

Winner: Critics Most Amazing Meat and Potatoes

Winner: Readers Wild-Game Dish

More about Hudson's on the Bend in our Restaurant Guide

Hula Hut

3825 Lake Austin Blvd., 512/476-4852
www.hulahut.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (30)

Honorable mention: Readers Chips and Hot Sauce

More about Hula Hut in our Restaurant Guide

Hut's Hamburgers

807 W. Sixth, 512/472-0693
www.hutsfrankandangies.com

Winner: Readers Hamburger (TIE)

Runner-up: Readers Bargain Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Veggie Burger

More about Hut's Hamburgers in our Restaurant Guide

Hyde Park Bar & Grill

4206 Duval, 512/458-3168
4521 Westgate Blvd., 512/899-2700
www.hpbng.com

Winner: Readers French Fries

Winner: Readers Mixologist

More about Hyde Park Bar & Grill in our Restaurant Guide

Iguana Grill

2900 RR 620 N., 512/266-8439
www.iguanagrillaustin.com

Runner-up: Readers Place to Take Parents

More about Iguana Grill in our Restaurant Guide

IHOP

Various locations
www.ihop.com

Honorable mention: Readers American Breakfast

More about IHOP in our Restaurant Guide

III Forks

111 Lavaca, 512/474-1776
www.iiiforks.com

Honorable mention: Readers Steak

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Imperia

310 Colorado, 512/472-6770
www.imperia-austin.com

Runner-up: Readers Other Asian

Honorable mention: Readers Dim Sum

Honorable mention: Readers Sushi

More about Imperia in our Restaurant Guide

Iron Works BBQ

100 Red River, 512/478-4855
www.ironworksbbq.com

Honorable mention: Readers Barbecue

More about Iron Works BBQ in our Restaurant Guide

Jack Allen's Kitchen

7720 Hwy. 71 W., 512/852-8558
www.jackallenskitchen.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (21)

Runner-up: Readers Chef

Runner-up: Readers New Restaurant

More about Jack Allen's Kitchen in our Restaurant Guide

Java Noodles

2400 E. Oltorf #14, 512/443-5282

Runner-up: Readers Other Asian

More about Java Noodles in our Restaurant Guide

Jeffrey's

1204 West Lynn, 512/477-5584
www.jeffreysofaustin.com

Honorable mention: Readers Romantic

Honorable mention: Readers Service/Waitstaff

More about Jeffrey's in our Restaurant Guide

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches

various locations
www.jimmyjohns.com

Runner-up: Readers Sandwich

Honorable mention: Readers Delivery

More about Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches in our Restaurant Guide

Jo's Coffee Downtown

242 W. Second, 512/469-9003
www.joscoffee.com

Runner-up: Readers Coffee

More about Jo's Coffee Downtown in our Restaurant Guide

Juan in a Million

2300 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/472-3872
www.juaninamillion.com

Winner: Readers Mexican Breakfast

Runner-up: Readers Bargain Dish

More about Juan in a Million in our Restaurant Guide

Justine's Brasserie

4710 E. Fifth, 512/385-2900
www.justines1937.com

Winner: Critics Favorite Place to Hold Up the Bar

Winner: Readers Favorites (4)

Winner: Readers French (TIE)

Winner: Readers New Restaurant

Winner: Readers Romantic

Runner-up: Readers Other Restaurant Worth Noting

Honorable mention: Readers Late Night/All Night

More about Justine's Brasserie in our Restaurant Guide

Katz's Deli & Bar

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Late Night/All Night

More about Katz's Deli & Bar in our Restaurant Guide

Kebabalicious

450 E. Seventh, 512/468-1065
1311 E. Seventh
www.austinkebab.com

Honorable mention: Readers Street Food

More about Kebabalicious in our Restaurant Guide

Kenichi

419 Colorado, 512/320-8883
www.kenichiaustin.com

Runner-up: Readers Sushi

Honorable mention: Readers Japanese

More about Kenichi in our Restaurant Guide

Kerbey Lane Cafe

various locations
www.kerbeylanecafe.com

Winner: Readers American Breakfast

Runner-up: Readers Late Night/All Night

More about Kerbey Lane Cafe in our Restaurant Guide

Kick Butt Coffee

5775 Airport #725, 512/454-5425
www.kickbuttcoffee.com

Honorable mention: Readers Coffee

More about Kick Butt Coffee in our Restaurant Guide

Kim Phung Chinese & Vietnamese Restaurant

7601-I N. Lamar, 512/451-2464
www.kplamar.com

Winner: Readers Bowl of Pho

Runner-up: Readers Vietnamese

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Korea Garden

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Korean

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Korea House

2700 W. Anderson, 512/458-2477

Winner: Readers Korean

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Koreana Grill & Sushi Bar

CLOSED

Runner-up: Readers Korean

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Koriente Restaurant & Tea House

621 E. Seventh, 512/275-0852
www.koriente.com

Runner-up: Readers Korean

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Kyoto

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Japanese

Honorable mention: Readers Sushi

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La Boîte

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La Condesa

400 W. Second, 512/499-0300
www.lacondesa.com/austin

Winner: Readers Decor

Winner: Readers Favorites (2)

Runner-up: Readers Chef

Runner-up: Readers Desserts

Runner-up: Readers Mexican (Not Tex-Mex)

Runner-up: Readers Mixologist

Runner-up: Readers Service/Waitstaff

Honorable mention: Readers Appetizer

Honorable mention: Readers Chile-Pepper Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Taco

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La Dolce Vita at Laguna Gloria

3809 W. 35th, 512/458-8191
www.amoa.org

Runner-up: Readers Food Event

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La Madeleine

9828 Great Hills Trail #650, 512/502-2474
701-G South Capital of Texas Hwy., 512/306-1998
www.lamadeleine.com

Honorable mention: Readers French

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La Traviata Italian Bistro

314 Congress, 512/479-8131
www.latraviata.net

Honorable mention: Readers Italian

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Lamberts

401 W. Second, 512/494-1500
www.lambertsaustin.com

Winner: Critics Best Fried Pie & Ice Cream Combo (TIE)

Honorable mention: Readers Barbecue

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Lammes Candies

5330 Airport, 512/453-2899
110 N. I-35, Round Rock, 512/388-1885
www.lammes.com

Honorable mention: Readers Local Chocolate

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Las Manitas Avenue Cafe

www.savelasmanitas.org/en

Winner: Readers Place We Wish Were Still Open

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leaf

419 W. Second, 512/474-5323
www.leafsalad.com

Winner: Readers Salad/Dressing (TIE)

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Longhorn Po-Boys & Falafel

Winner: Critics Best Spanish (meaning Spain) Sandwich

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Lovejoys Taproom & Brewery CLOSED

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Honorable mention: Readers Beer Selection

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Madam Mam's

2514 Guadalupe, 512/472-8306
www.madammam.com

Winner: Critics Best Use of a Restaurant Garden

Runner-up: Readers Thai

Honorable mention: Readers Tofu Dish

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Magnolia Cafe

2304 Lake Austin Blvd., 512/478-8645
www.themagnoliacafe.com

Winner: Readers Late Night/All Night

Runner-up: Readers American Breakfast

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Mama Roux

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Winner: Critics Best Sweet Spicy Dessert

Honorable mention: Readers Cajun/Creole

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Mandola's Italian Market

4700 W. Guadalupe #12, 512/419-9700
12815 Shops Pkwy. #400, Bee Cave, 512/600-8500
4301 W William Cannon Dr., Ste E-14, 512/524-2222
www.mandolasmarket.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (15)

Winner: Readers Italian (TIE)

Runner-up: Readers Gelato

Honorable mention: Readers Ethnic Market

Honorable mention: Readers Pizza

Honorable mention: Readers Place to Take Parents

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Mangia Chicago Stuffed Pizza

various locations
www.mangiapizza.com

Runner-up: Readers Pizza

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Manuel's

310 Congress, 512/472-7555
10201 Jollyville Rd., 512/345-1042
www.manuels.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (5)

Runner-up: Readers Appetizer

Runner-up: Readers Chile-Pepper Dish

Runner-up: Readers Happy Hour/Free or Cheap Deal

Runner-up: Readers Mexican (Not Tex-Mex)

Honorable mention: Readers Chicken Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Chips and Hot Sauce

Honorable mention: Readers Enchiladas

Honorable mention: Readers Place to Take Parents

Honorable mention: Readers Salad/Dressing

Honorable mention: Readers Soup

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Marakesh Cafe & Grill

3301 Steck Avenue, Suite 106, 512/476-7735
www.facebook.com/pages/Marakesh-Cafe-Grill/257964703135

Honorable mention: Readers Middle Eastern

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Marble Slab Creamery

various locations
www.marbleslab.com

Honorable mention: Readers Ice Cream

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Mars Restaurant and Bar

CLOSED

Runner-up: Readers Place We Wish Were Still Open

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Matt's El Rancho

2613 S. Lamar, 512/462-9333
www.mattselrancho.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (35)

Honorable mention: Readers Enchiladas

Honorable mention: Readers Tex-Mex

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Maudie's Tex-Mex

various locations
www.maudies.com

Runner-up: Readers Enchiladas

Runner-up: Readers Tex-Mex

Honorable mention: Readers Bargain Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Chips and Hot Sauce

Honorable mention: Readers Mexican Breakfast

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McDonald's

various locations
www.rmhc.org

Honorable mention: Readers French Fries

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Mellizoz Tacos

1503 S. First, 512/916-4996
mellizoztacos.com

Winner: Critics Best Nouvelle Torta

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Mesa Ranch

8108 Mesa Dr. Ste. C-100, 512/853-9480
2220 S I-35, 512/916-8787
8108 Mesa Dr., 512/853-9480
www.mesaranchaustin.com

Honorable mention: Readers Wild-Game Dish

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Mighty Fine

10515 MoPac N. #205, 512/524-2400
5601 Brodie #1300, Sunset Valley, 512/735-2800
201 University Oaks Blvd. #1380, Round Rock, 512/381-3310
www.mightyfineburgers.com

Winner: Readers Hamburger (TIE)

Runner-up: Readers French Fries

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Mikado Ryotei

9033 Research, 512/833-8188
www.mikadoryotei.com

Honorable mention: Readers Japanese

Honorable mention: Readers Sushi

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Miles of Chocolate

617-C Castle Ridge, 512/632-3323
www.milesofchocolate.com

Winner: Readers Local Chocolate

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Mizu

3001 RR 620 S., 512/263-2801
www.mizuaustin.com

Winner: Critics Most Beautiful New View at the Lake

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Monument Cafe

500 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown, 512/930-9586
www.themonumentcafe.com

Winner: Critics Best Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade/Limeade

Winner: Critics Best Fried Pie & Ice Cream Combo (TIE)

Winner: Critics Best Housemade Frozen Custard

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Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

303 Red River, 512/236-9599
www.moonshinegrill.com

Winner: Readers American

Winner: Readers Appetizer (TIE)

Winner: Readers Buffet (TIE)

Winner: Readers Favorites (6)

Winner: Readers Place to Take Parents

Winner: Readers Sunday Brunch

Honorable mention: Readers Chicken Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak

Honorable mention: Readers Comfort Food

Honorable mention: Readers Desserts

Honorable mention: Readers Salad/Dressing

Honorable mention: Readers Service/Waitstaff

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Mother's Cafe & Garden

4215 Duval St., 512/451-3994
www.motherscafeaustin.com

Winner: Readers Salad/Dressing (TIE)

Winner: Readers Vegetarian Dish

Winner: Readers Vegetarian Natural (TIE)

Runner-up: Readers Vegetables

Runner-up: Readers Veggie Burger

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Mozart's Coffee Roasters

3825 Lake Austin Blvd., 512/477-2900
www.mozartscoffee.com

Honorable mention: Readers Coffee

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Mr. Gatti's

various locations
www.gattispizza.com

Honorable mention: Readers Place to Take Kids

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Mr. Natural

2414-A S. Lamar, 512/916-9223
1901 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/477-5228
www.mrnatural-austin.com

Winner: Readers Vegetarian Natural (TIE)

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MT Supermarket

10901 N. Lamar, 512/454-4804
www.mtsupermarket.com

Honorable mention: Readers Ethnic Market

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Musashino Sushi Dokoro

3407 Greystone, 512/795-8593
www.musashinosushi.com

Runner-up: Readers Japanese

Runner-up: Readers Sushi

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Niki's Pizza

2021 Guadalupe, 512/474-1876

Winner: Critics Transport Me to a Borough Pizza

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Nonna Gina's Italian Restaurant

214 N. Main St., Buda, 512/523-8192
www.nonnaginas.com

Winner: Critics Most Laid Back Italian Dining

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Odd Duck Farm to Trailer

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Honorable mention: Readers Other Restaurant Worth Noting

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Olivia

2043 S. Lamar, 512/804-2700
www.olivia-austin.com

Winner: Critics Best Chicken-Fried Rib-eye

Winner: Readers Favorites (28)

Honorable mention: Readers French

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P. Terry's Burger Stand

404 S. Lamar, 512/473-2217
3303 N. Lamar, 512/371-9975
4228 W. William Cannon, 512/358-0380
www.pterrys.com

Winner: Readers Fast Food

Winner: Readers Veggie Burger

Runner-up: Readers French Fries

Runner-up: Readers Hamburger

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P.F. Chang's China Bistro

10114 Jollyville, 512/231-0208
201 San Jacinto, 512/457-8300
www.pfchangs.com

Runner-up: Readers Chinese

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Paggi House CLOSED

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Winner: Critics Best Use of Chilis in a Cocktail (TIE)

Winner: Critics Outdoor Bar Space

Winner: Readers Favorites (18)

Honorable mention: Readers Romantic

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Panera Bread

2805 Bee Caves Rd., 512/732-0234
9901 Capital of TX Hwy. N.
www.panerabread.com

Honorable mention: Readers Bagels

Honorable mention: Readers Bread

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parkside

301 E. Sixth, 512/474-9898
www.parkside-austin.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (17)

Honorable mention: Readers Chef

Honorable mention: Readers Chicken Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Seafood Dish

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Pei Wei Asian Diner

various locations
www.peiwei.com

Runner-up: Readers Takeout

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Perla's

1400 S. Congress, 512/291-7300
www.perlasaustin.com

Winner: Critics Favorite Snack on a Hot Afternoon

Winner: Critics Most Amazing Flavors of Summer

Runner-up: Readers Seafood Dish

Honorable mention: Readers New Restaurant

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Perlas

1224 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/576-3657

Winner: Critics Best Lobster Grits

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Phara's

111 E. North Loop, 512/632-7067
www.pharas.com

Runner-up: Readers Middle Eastern

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Phil's Icehouse

5620 Burnet, 512/524-1212
2901 S. Lamar, 512/707-8704
13265 US Hwy 183 N, 512/257-8750
www.philsicehouse.com

Honorable mention: Readers Hamburger

Honorable mention: Readers Place to Take Kids

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Pho Hoang

2521 Rutland #400, 512/339-6002
www.pho-hoang.com

Honorable mention: Readers Bowl of Pho

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Pho Saigon

10901 N. Lamar Ste. A-108, 512/821-1022
www.phosaigonnoodlehouse.com

Honorable mention: Readers Bowl of Pho

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Pho Van

8557 Research #120, 512/832-5595
8557 Research Blvd #120

Runner-up: Readers Bowl of Pho

Honorable mention: Readers Vietnamese

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Phoenicia Bakery & Deli

4701-A Burnet Rd., 512/323-6770
2912 S. Lamar, 512/447-4444
www.phoeniciabakery.com

Runner-up: Readers Ethnic Market

Honorable mention: Readers Middle Eastern

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Pluckers Wing Bar

various locations
www.pluckers.com

Winner: Readers Bargain Dish

Winner: Readers Chicken Dish

Winner: Readers Favorites (27)

Runner-up: Readers American

Runner-up: Readers Delivery

Runner-up: Readers Pub Grub

Runner-up: Readers Service/Waitstaff

Runner-up: Readers Takeout

Honorable mention: Readers Comfort Food

Honorable mention: Readers French Fries

Honorable mention: Readers Happy Hour/Free or Cheap Deal

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Polvos

2004 S. First, 512/441-5446
www.polvosaustin.com

Runner-up: Readers Chips and Hot Sauce

Runner-up: Readers Mexican (Not Tex-Mex)

Honorable mention: Readers Tex-Mex

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Quack's 43rd Street Bakery

411 E. 43rd, 512/453-3399
www.quacksbakery.com

Runner-up: Readers Full-Service Bakery

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Quality Seafood Market

5621 Airport, 512/452-3820
www.qualityseafood.wordpress.com/restaurant

Honorable mention: Readers Seafood Dish

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Ranch 616

616 Nueces, 512/479-7616
www.theranch616.com

Honorable mention: Readers Wild-Game Dish

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Red's Porch

3508 S. Lamar, 512/440-7337
www.redsporch.com

Winner: Critics Best Greenbelt View

Runner-up: Readers Patio/Biergarten

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Romeo's

Honorable mention: Readers Italian

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Royal Blue Grocery

various locations
royalbluegrocery.com/

Winner: Critics Best Urban Grocery

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Ruby's BBQ

512 W. 29th, 512/477-1651
www.rubysbbq.com

Honorable mention: Readers Barbecue

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Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

various locations
www.rudysbbq.com

Runner-up: Readers Barbecue

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Russell's Bakery & Coffee Bar

3339 Hancock, 512/419-7877
www.russellsbakery.com

Honorable mention: Readers Full-Service Bakery

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Ruta Maya

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Honorable mention: Readers Coffee

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Ruth's Chris Steak House

107 W. Sixth, 512/477-7884
www.ruthschris-austin.com

Runner-up: Readers Steak

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Sambets Cajun Deli and Firey Foods Store

CLOSED

Honorable mention: Readers Cajun/Creole

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Sampaio's Brazilian Cuisine

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Dish I Will Miss Forever

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São Paulo's Restaurante

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Sarah's Mediterranean Grill & Market

5222 Burnet Rd. #500, 512/419-7605
www.sarahsmediterranean.com

Honorable mention: Readers Middle Eastern

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Sarovar Indian Cuisine

8440 Burnet Rd. #100, 512/454-8636
www.sarovar.net

Runner-up: Readers Indian

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Satay

3202 W. Anderson #205, 512/467-6731
www.satayusa.com

Honorable mention: Readers Thai

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Sazón

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Shady Grove

1624 Barton Springs Rd., 512/474-9991
www.theshadygrove.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (33)

Runner-up: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak

Honorable mention: Readers American

Honorable mention: Readers Comfort Food

Honorable mention: Readers Patio/Biergarten

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Shanghai Chinese Restaurant

6718 Middle Fiskville, 512/458-8088

Runner-up: Readers Dim Sum

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Shoal Creek Saloon

909 N. Lamar, 512/474-0805
www.shoalcreeksaloon.com

Honorable mention: Readers Cajun/Creole

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Smitty's Market

208 Commerce, Lockhart, 512/398-9344
www.smittysmarket.com

Honorable mention: Readers Restaurant Within 60 Miles

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Sno Cones

Elkhart, between Cesar Chavez & Second

Winner: Critics Best Shaved Ice

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Snow’s BBQ

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Sonic

various locations
www.sonicdrivein.com

Honorable mention: Readers Hot Dog

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South Congress Cafe

1600 S. Congress, 512/447-3905
www.southcongresscafe.com

Honorable mention: Readers Sunday Brunch

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Spec's

various locations
www.specsonline.com/

Winner: Critics Best Under-the-Radar Hamburger

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Star of India

2900 W. Anderson Ste. 12-D, 512/452-8199
www.starofindiaaustin.com

Honorable mention: Readers Buffet

Honorable mention: Readers Indian

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Star Seeds Cafe

3101 N. I-35, 512/478-7107
www.starseedscafe.com

Honorable mention: Readers Late Night/All Night

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Starbucks Coffee

various locations
www.starbucks.com

Winner: Readers Coffee

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Sugar Mama's Bakeshop

1905-A S. First, 512/448-3727
2406-B Manor Rd., 512/912-6628
www.sugarmamasbakeshop.com

Honorable mention: Readers Full-Service Bakery

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Sullivan's Steakhouse

300 Colorado #200, 512/495-6504
www.sullivansteakhouse.com

Runner-up: Readers Steak

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Sunflower Restaurant

8557 Research #146, 512/339-7860

Winner: Readers Vietnamese

Honorable mention: Readers Bowl of Pho

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Sushi Saké Japanese Cuisine

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Suzi's China Kitchen

1152 S. Lamar, 512/441-8400
7858 Shoal Creek Blvd., 512/302-4600
2745 Bee Caves Rd., 512/347-7077
www.suzisbeecave.com

Honorable mention: Readers Chinese

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Swad

9515 N. Lamar #156, 512/997-7923

Honorable mention: Readers Indian

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Sweetish Hill Bakery & Cafe

1120 W. Sixth, 512/472-1347
www.sweetishhill.com

Runner-up: Readers Full-Service Bakery

Honorable mention: Readers Bread

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T&S Chinese Restaurant

10014 N. Lamar, 512/339-8434

Honorable mention: Readers Dim Sum

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Taco Cabana

211 S. Lamar, 512/472-8098
www.tacocabana.com

Honorable mention: Readers Fast Food

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Taco Shack

various locations
www.tacoshack.com

Honorable mention: Readers Mexican Breakfast

Honorable mention: Readers Taqueria

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Tacodeli

1500 Spyglass, 512/732-0303
12001 Burnet Rd., 512/339-1700
4200 N Lamar Blvd., 512/419-1900
www.tacodeli.com

Runner-up: Readers Taco

Runner-up: Readers Taqueria

Honorable mention: Readers Service/Waitstaff

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Taqueria Arandas

various locations

Honorable mention: Readers Taqueria

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Taqueria Morelos

3100 Hwy. 183 S., 512/386-7863

Winner: Critics Best Taqueria You've Never Heard of

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Tarka Indian Kitchen

201 University Oaks #580, Round Rock, 512/246-1922
5207 Brodie #120, 512/892-2008
www.tarkaindiankitchen.com

Runner-up: Readers Indian

Runner-up: Readers Takeout

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Taste of Austin

www.tasteofaustin.org

Honorable mention: Readers Food Event

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Taverna

258 W. Second, 512/477-1001
www.tavernabylombardi.com

Honorable mention: Readers Sunday Brunch

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Tâm Deli & Cafe

8222 N. Lamar Ste. D-33, 512/834-6458

Winner: Critics Bahn Mi to Beat All Bahn Mi

Honorable mention: Readers Vietnamese

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Tèo Espresso, Gelato & Bella Vita

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TerraBurger

10611 Research, 512/382-5864
www.terraburgeraustin.com

Honorable mention: Readers Fast Food

Honorable mention: Readers Veggie Burger

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Texas French Bread

various locations
www.texasfrenchbread.com

Winner: Critics Most Comforting Locavore Winter Bistro Meal

Winner: Readers Bread (TIE)

Honorable mention: Readers Full-Service Bakery

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Texas Land & Cattle

6007 N. I-35, 512/451-6555
www.texaslandandcattle.com

Honorable mention: Readers Steak

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Thai Fresh

909 W. Mary, 512/494-6436
www.thai-fresh.com

Winner: Critics Best Place to See Your Food

Honorable mention: Readers Thai

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Thai Kitchen

3009 Guadalupe, 512/474-2575
3437 Bee Caves Rd., 512/328-3538
www.thaikitchenofaustin.com

Runner-up: Readers Thai

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Thai Passion

9300 S. I-35 Ste. A-400, 512/382-0057
13376 Research
www.thaipassion.com

Runner-up: Readers Thai

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Thai Spice Buffet and Restaurant

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Honorable mention: Readers Thai

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The Best Wurst

Sixth & San Jacinto, Sixth & Red River, 512/912-9545
www.thebestwurst.com

Winner: Readers Street Food

Honorable mention: Readers Hot Dog

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The Carillon

1900 University Ave., 512/404-3655
www.thecarillonrestaurant.com/

Winner: Critics Most Succulent Pork Dish

Winner: Critics The Chef is a Genius, the Ambiance is Perfect, But Have I Mentioned the Hassle-Free, Non-Valet Parking?

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The Cheesecake Factory

10000 Research #4602, 512/241-0777
www.thecheesecakefactory.com

Honorable mention: Readers Desserts

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The Clay Pit

1601 Guadalupe, 512/322-5131
www.claypit.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (19)

Winner: Readers Indian

Runner-up: Readers Buffet

Honorable mention: Readers Vegetarian Dish

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The Dog & Duck Pub

406 W. 17th, 512/479-0598
www.dogandduckpub.com

Winner: Readers Pub Grub

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The Frisco

6801 Burnet Rd., 512/459-6279
www.thefriscoshopaustin.com

Winner: Critics Best Coconut Cream Pie

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The Ginger Man

301 Lavaca, 512/473-8801
aus.gingermanpub.com

Winner: Readers Beer Selection

Runner-up: Readers Patio/Biergarten

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The Good Knight

CLOSED

Winner: Critics Best Use of Chilis in a Cocktail (TIE)

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The Grove

6317 Bee Caves Rd., 512/327-8822
www.grovewinebar.com

Honorable mention: Readers Wine List

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The HighBall

1142 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309
www.thehighball.com

Winner: Critics Best Post-Modern Retro Throwback Dessert Experience

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The Mighty Cone

2512 Rio Grande, 512/383-9609
www.mightycone.com

Honorable mention: Readers Street Food

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The Oasis

6550 Comanche Trail, 512/266-2442
www.oasis-austin.com

Runner-up: Readers Place to Take Parents

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The Salt Lick

18300 FM 1826, Driftwood, 512/858-4959
3350 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, 512/386-1044
www.saltlickbbq.com

Winner: Readers Barbecue

Winner: Readers Favorites (12)

Winner: Readers Restaurant Within 60 Miles

Honorable mention: Readers Place to Take Parents

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The Soup Peddler

501 W. Mary, 512/373-7672
www.souppeddler.com

Winner: Readers Soup

Runner-up: Readers Delivery

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The Steeping Room

The Domain, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace #112, 512/977-8337
4400 N. Lamar #102, 512/467-2663
www.thesteepingroom.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (7)

Winner: Readers Other Restaurant Worth Noting

Runner-up: Readers Salad/Dressing

Honorable mention: Readers Soup

Honorable mention: Readers Tofu Dish

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Threadgill's North

6416 N. Lamar, 512/451-5440
www.threadgills.com

Winner: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak

Winner: Readers Vegetables (TIE)

Runner-up: Readers American

Runner-up: Readers Comfort Food

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ThunderCloud Subs

various locations
www.thundercloud.com

Winner: Readers Sandwich

Honorable mention: Readers Fast Food

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Tipsy Texan

www.tipsytexan.com

Winner: Critics Most Critical Thinking About Drinking

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Titaya's Thai Cuisine

5501 N. Lamar Ste. C-101, 512/458-1792
www.titayasthaicuisine.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (32)

Winner: Readers Thai

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Tom's Tabooley

2928 Guadalupe #102, 512/479-7337
www.tomstabooley.com

Honorable mention: Readers Middle Eastern

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Torchy's Trailer Park

1311 S. First, 512/366-0537
www.torchystacos.com

Runner-up: Readers Street Food

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Trattoria Lisina

13308 FM 150 W., Driftwood, 512/894-3111
www.trattorialisina.com

Runner-up: Readers Restaurant Within 60 Miles

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TRIO at the Four Seasons

98 San Jacinto, 512/685-8300
www.trioaustin.com

Winner: Critics Best Happy Hour Deal

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Trudy's

various locations
www.trudys.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (14)

Runner-up: Readers Chile-Pepper Dish

Runner-up: Readers Chips and Hot Sauce

Runner-up: Readers Mexican Breakfast

Runner-up: Readers Tex-Mex

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Truluck's

400 Colorado, 512/482-9000
www.trulucks.com

Runner-up: Readers Seafood Dish

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Uchi

801 S. Lamar, 512/916-4808
www.uchiaustin.com

Winner: Readers Chef

Winner: Readers Favorites (1)

Winner: Readers Japanese

Winner: Readers Service/Waitstaff

Winner: Readers Sushi

Runner-up: Readers Decor

Runner-up: Readers Desserts

Runner-up: Readers Romantic

Honorable mention: Readers Appetizer

Honorable mention: Readers Other Asian

Honorable mention: Readers Seafood Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Tofu Dish

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Uncorked

900 E. Seventh, 512/524-2809
www.uncorkedtastingroom.com

Honorable mention: Readers Wine List

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Upper Crust Bakery

4508 Burnet, 512/467-0102
www.theuppercrustbakery.com

Winner: Readers Full-Service Bakery

Honorable mention: Readers Bread

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Veggie Heaven

1914-A Guadalupe, 512/457-1013
www.veggieheavenaustin.com

Runner-up: Readers Tofu Dish

Runner-up: Readers Vegetarian Dish

Honorable mention: Readers Vegetarian Natural

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Vespaio

1610 S. Congress, 512/441-6100
www.austinvespaio.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (9)

Winner: Readers Italian (TIE)

Runner-up: Readers Romantic

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Vino Vino

4119 Guadalupe, 512/465-9282
www.vinovinotx.com

Winner: Critics Best Jazz & Juice

Winner: Readers Wine List

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Viva Chocolato!

3401 Esperanza Crossing #104, 512/339-8482
www.vivachocolato.com

Runner-up: Readers Local Chocolate

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Walton's Fancy and Staple

609 W. Sixth, 512/542-3380
www.waltonsfancyandstaple.com

Honorable mention: Readers Full-Service Bakery

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Waterloo Ice House

various locations
www.waterlooicehouse.com

Winner: Readers Place to Take Kids

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Whataburger

www.whataburger.com

Runner-up: Readers Fast Food

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Wheatsville Food Co-op

3101 Guadalupe, 512/478-2667
4001 S. Lamar
www.wheatsville.coop

Honorable mention: Readers Grocery

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Which Wich?

4700 Guadalupe #5, 512/533-9424
www.whichwich.com

Runner-up: Readers Sandwich

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Whip In

1950 S. I-35, 512/442-5337
www.whipin.com

Winner: Critics Favorite Hot and Crispy Snack

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Whole Foods Market

various locations
www.wholefoodsmarket.com

Runner-up: Readers Bread

Honorable mention: Readers Gelato

Honorable mention: Readers Grocery

Honorable mention: Readers Local Chocolate

Honorable mention: Readers Soup

Honorable mention: Readers Vegetarian Natural

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wink

1014 N. Lamar, 512/482-8868
www.winkrestaurant.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (10)

Runner-up: Readers Romantic

Runner-up: Readers Wild-Game Dish

Runner-up: Readers Wine List

Honorable mention: Readers American

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Z'Tejas

various locations
www.ztejas.com

Winner: Readers Favorites (31)

Honorable mention: Readers Appetizer

Honorable mention: Readers Happy Hour/Free or Cheap Deal

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Zen Japanese Food Fast

various locations
www.eatzen.com

Runner-up: Readers Fast Food

Runner-up: Readers Japanese

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ZuZu Handmade Mexican Food

5770 MoPac N. #500, 512/467-9295
6317 Bee Caves Rd. #200, 512/732-2117
www.zuzuaustin.com

Honorable mention: Readers Mexican (Not Tex-Mex)

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